iPhone 4S I’ve got a confession to make…I’m thinking of leaving you for Galaxy Note.

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I’ve decided it’s time to move to a new platform… specifically the samsung galaxy note why?I currently have the latest and greatest phone from Apple. the iPhone 4S… so why the move… the iphone has a better camera, it’s got siri, its got an awesome app store and lets not forget the investment in apps over the years. i have been using iPhones since the 3G faithfully through 3GS, 4 and 4S now… why?

I’m in love with the huge screen of the samsung galaxy note. i know this is the very reason why a lot of people hate this device. like its clearly ridiculous to hold up such a huge device up to your ear… and lets not forget how hard it would be to put it into your pockets… but for me the screen is the sole reason why i would consider moving…  i’m not really drawn towards the smaller screen siblings of the note such as the Galaxy S II or other HTC android devices…

i had a lot of hands on time with the device as a few friends of mine are using it now… and they have a lot of praise for the device… granted that they are mostly techy ppl who know how to handle a device and they do less talking and more browsing, email, chatting and other tabletty stuff (for lack of a better word) than phone stuff on the device.. and i’m kinda one of them..

anyways.. will have the ‘phablet’ in my hands in a few days… should be able to see if i can bend the device to my will… with android should be easier…… will keep the blog updated with my thoughts… my first real android device… but i’m no stranger to android in my line of work 🙂

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Testing out Netflix Streaming on 1mbps ROL connection

Follows on from my previous post which covers my new ROL connection…

 

been wanting to test out netflix from Maldives for a while but i was hesitant to pay for an account before i knew it would work.. as luck would have it Fizan (@fizaen) was wanting to see if it work out as well and was kind enough to let me test out on his account. thanks for that!

 

points of note:
1- you do need to have VPN access to a US server or another country where netflix has services..otherwise it wont work. .. i used a US account.
2- could not try out HD.. as HD requires a higher bandwidth than what i have… i could only test out SD.

 

 

 

as you can see it works generally good, i did a lot of intentional seeking and that does require some buffer time but once it starts its smooth and does not stop for buffering… Netflix is decent enough to use here. sorry about no audio and not so awesome quality video.. was in a rush and didn’t have time to get a good capture software.. but i’m sure you get the idea…

 

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Bandwidth requirement generally hovered around 1.3mbps to 1.9mbps for SD video’s…. but i’m not sure u can manage with a fixed 1mbps package.. the bursting on this package sure does help.